Rumi

The Ocean

The Ocean

Late by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloudcover thick. I try to stay just above the surface, Yet I'm already under and living…Read more
With Passion

With Passion

With passion pray. With passion work. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?…Read more
Human being

Human being

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion Or cultural system. I am not from the east or the west. Not out of…Read more
Become the sky

Become the sky

Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into…Read more
Breathe into me

Breathe into me

At night I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon…Read more
Guest house

Guest house

This being human is a guest house, every morning a new arrival…a joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all.…Read more
Listening

Listening

Listen, and feel the beauty of your separation, the unsayable absence. There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. Give more of your life…Read more
The Treasure

The Treasure

Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies. The kernel is soft when the rind is scraped off. Oh brother, the place of darkness and cold is the fountain of…Read more
Undressing

Undressing

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. Welcome difficulty, as a familiar comrade. Joke with torment brought…Read more
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